Currently in Australia, not every student has access to quality music education in schools, which is outrageous. A lack of teacher-training, resources, management of curriculum demands, have contributed to this problem. To solve this, music specialists need to be put in every school in Australia. If you're not sure why this is important, please have a look at my earlier blogs, or read about the benefits of music education here. The newly-established 'Music Trust' has put together a campaign to petition government for a better music education in schools. Details of the campaign can be found at http://thefulldeal.com.au - the stats on this site are alarming. Please sign the petition, and push for more music in schools so that all of our children can benefit.
I'm currently studying MTeach in secondary school teaching and have put together a number of webpages to meet assignment/prac requirements. These pages have resources, presentations, and online activities that both students and teachers can use. Please contact me if you want to use any of the quizzes as I will have to alter them to make it work for you. Here is a list of these resources which I'll keep updating.
19th Century Music
Music of Africa
Music of the Baroque period: keyboard instruments
Music of a Culture: Jewish music
Music of a Culture: Yolngu music
Music of a Culture: Balinese Gamelan music
Music for Multimedia: Gaming Music
Music for Radio, Television, Film and Multimedia: Advertising Music
Music for Radio, Television, Film and Multimedia: Music for Film
Music and Technology: Electronic Music
Music and Technology: Minimalism
Popular Music: Soul Music
Popular Music: Australian Rock Music
Music 2, Year 12 Aural Exam (created by R.Hocking)
Rhythm: triple time
Reflections/news on music, piano and music teaching, and anything else that pops up.